Crews battle brush fire near San Rafael homeless encampment

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A grass fire broke out early Sunday morning off Kerner Boulevard in San Rafael in an area burned by similar fires recently.

Fire officials say this fire is linked to a homeless encampment.

The fire department tweeted photos of the scene.

The Marin Independent Journal reports the area saw two other brush fires on Thursday and about a dozen more over the past year.

There's tall pampas grass in the area that's highly flammable.

The fire chief says a control burn is being planned for the area that is overgrown with the invasive grass.
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